A talk by Leonard Pitts Jr.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University Salem, OR
go to Putnam University Center, 2nd floor, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During the last four decades, Leonard Pitts Jr. has worked as a college professor, radio producer, syndicated columnist and lecturer. But above all else, he considers himself a writer. Focused on issues ranging from race to culture, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2004.
The title of Pitts' speech refers to a passage from Martin Luther King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail," which defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism and became an important text for the American Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s.
More information from http://willamette.edu/offices/oma/mlk/pitts/index.html